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30 01, 2024

Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack: A Guide for Different Scenarios

2024-01-30T11:27:13-05:00January 30th, 2024|Categories: Health, heart health|Tags: , |

Understanding the signs and symptoms of a heart attack is crucial, especially for seniors who may be at a higher risk. In various scenarios, recognizing these signs can make a significant difference in seeking timely medical assistance and improving the chances of a positive outcome. In recognition of American Heart Month, this article aims to shed light on the signs of a heart attack in different scenarios, emphasizing the importance of awareness and quick response.   Classic Symptoms In many cases, heart attacks present with classic symptoms that include: Chest pain or discomfort: Seniors might experience a feeling of pressure, fullness, or squeezing in the chest. Pain in the upper body: Discomfort may radiate to the arms, neck, jaw, shoulder, or back. Shortness of breath: [...]

23 01, 2023

Heart Health Quiz – Test Your Knowledge

2023-02-14T10:36:45-05:00January 23rd, 2023|Categories: heart disease, heart health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

    February is Heart Health Month, and there's no better time to ensure that you know the facts about how to keep your heart healthy. For example, did you know that for every five-point increase in BMI (body mass index), the risk of heart failure rises by 32 percent? Excess weight is associated with high blood pressure and diabetes. However, a recent study by John Hopkins showed that being overweight puts you at risk for heart disease even if you seem otherwise healthy and don't have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. And our diet is not helping. In 1962, less than half of Americans were obese; that figure is now 75%. According to U.S. government figures, the average American eats 20 teaspoons of [...]

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